The historic and ongoing relationship between Austin College and the Presbyterian Church
has built and enhanced a sense of caring among our community.
#ROONATION: What do we value?
Austin College strives to encourage, assist, and enable interested students to participate in religious communities they find to be meaningful and authentic.
Austin College resists all efforts based on religious identity or nationality to limit the ability of any person to participate fully in the life of our institution.
Austin College encourages and fosters respectful interaction between community members from various religious traditions as well as those with no religious tradition.
The students, faculty, and staff of Austin College celebrate and affirm religious, cultural, and international diversity.
We are, and have always been, formally related to the Presbyterian Church. Austin College values and takes seriously the religious commitments and practices of all members of our community – students, faculty, and staff.
The College seeks to serve the Presbyterian Church through two distinct scholarship and financial aid programs:
Awarded to students who have been members of a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation for at least six months and have demonstrated high academic achievement. Strong candidates will have demonstrated consistent involvement in the life of the Church. A limited number of $1,000 to $3,000 awards are available each year. This scholarship is renewable for each undergraduate year, provided the student maintains good academic standing and remains involved in meaningful ways in the life of the Church and/or in service to others. Nominations should be submitted by January 15 to College Chaplain John Williams.
Awarded to Austin College students who are dependents of Presbyterian Church (USA) Professionals. Awards for qualified students range from $1,000 to $10,000 annually. For details about this program, including eligibility criteria, please contact College Chaplain John Williams at 903.813.2220.
Meet Our Alumni
Since graduating Austin College, I attained two Master’s degrees and became the Pastor/Head of Staff of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Being a Sallie Majors Intern prepared me to approach situations with a creative lens. Rather than doing something the way we have always done it in the life of the church, I… [Read More]
One of the most memorable experiences I had during my time at Austin College was being a Sallie Majors Religious Life Intern. I felt honored to be offered the position and to work alongside some of the smartest, most dedicated, and fun students who have all continued to be overachievers in their personal lives and… [Read More]
As a Sallie Majors Church Relations Intern at Austin College, I refined my leadership, organizational, and teaching skills through planning and leading retreats for youth across the state and beyond. I earned my MA and PhD in Philosophy and Religion from California Institute of Integral Studies’ Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program, where I am now… [Read More]